Dowdy No More?

Fashionistas handed Laura Bush the verdict even before the end of her first 100 days: Honey, you ain't in Austin, Teaxs, anymore. So last month the First Lady hired designer Arnold Scaasi to spruce up her look. The choice is not exactly fashion-forward: Scaasi also dresses mother-in-law Barbara. But he vows to make Laura look "snappier," in vivid colors like turquoise ("tur-kwaz") and "a bright bottle green." (The red that Oscar de la Renta put her in, right, may be a foretaste.) We asked Scaasi and celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch to appraise the First Lady's fashion choices thus far. Clip and...

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